Pep Guardiola: Manchester City not getting carried away after strong start

They have never won their opening two games of a Champions League campaign.None of Manchester City's 37 Champions League group games have ended goalless.

Meanwhile Mendy's opposing full-back Kyle Walker is relieved he no longer has to deal with the "nightmare" threat of Sergio Aguero in games.

Belgium global De Bruyne threaded two exquisitely weighted passes in behind Shakhtar's defence midway through the first half, but first Aguero and then Gabriel Jesus were caught offside as they gave chase.

Walker said: "To play against he is a nightmare".

The German made the most of the opportunity, scoring the opener and providing an assist for another player who is having to get used to rotation, Raheem Sterling. "Shakhtar has a lot of high-profile players, with all of them contributing to the success of the team".

He said: "I've always said that Premier League second teams don't compete very well".

"We all know they play attacking football", Fernandinho told City's website.

After the 6-0 dismantling of Watford, Guardiola spoke of his happiness and how he believes this season's opening good form is more substantial than last season's. The miss left him one goal behind Eric Brook's record of 177 goals in all competitions.

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'So I think it is going to push all three of us.

The Germans' main task will be containing four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo, who has scored 110 goals in European competition but failed to find the net in his last two outings. They will hope to maintain the momentum against the Shakhtar but Guardiola expects a tough test from the Ukrainian champions. Napoli are one of the three or four or five best teams, playing football, in the world.

"This group is tricky".

Manchester City are still missing captain Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan, who isn't quite ready to return according to Pep Guardiola.

Paulo Fonseca admits his Shakhtar side face a daunting task.

Ferreyra has continued his good form from the previous season onto this one, scoring 8 goals and providing 3 assists in 12 games across all competitions this season.

"The brilliance, the style, I can talk about that and defend it 100 per cent, but you are demanding titles and not the way we play". "How many chances we create and concede is quite similar to last season".

The 35-year-old was informed on Monday by Ukraine's national anti-doping centre (NADCU) that he failed an out-of-competition test on a sample provided in March.

  • Regina Holmes